Intel founding member gets his dream computer: Apple MacBook Pro

“When I sat down across from Les Vadasz yesterday, I noticed something different. As an Intel co-founder (badge #3), he was the design manager for the world’s first DRAM, EPROM and microprocessor,” Steve Jurvetson, former product marketing exec at Apple and NeXT Software, reports via his Flickr blog.

MacDailyNews Note: Vadasz was a founding member of Intel in 1968. He retired from Intel on June 1, 2003.

Jurvetson reports, “I had to ask, with a bit of a snicker: ‘So, did you finally get to buy the computer you’ve always dreamed of having, now that there’s Intel inside?’ Les: ‘You’re god damn right!'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]

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  1. The real story is that this guy had any number of computers to choose from and he chose a mac. On top of that he was forced for years to use Windows and when it came to his personal choice he opted for OSX. This isn’t a fanboi going on about OSX but a guy well versed in technology. When someone with this much skill in knowledge uses a mac over a windows machine it really says something.

  2. I bet, the % of Intel employees who use Apple is much, much greater than 5%

    Part of it has to be , they opt for OS10 over windows, but probaly because they can run both OS12 and windows on the same machine, keep up with what is going on in the outside world, on both sides

    my 2 cents

  3. I picture Ballmer turning an ugly green, clothes ripped and stomping into Redmond to turn over cars and smash buildings. He keeps grunting, “ALLOW, ALLOW, ALLOW, ALLOW!” and the frightened townsfolk scream, “For the love of God, CANCEL!” just before being eaten.

    Light your torches and grab your pitchforks people.

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